At the Jardin de L'Étrier in the Bois de Boulogne, Chanel artistic director Virginie Viard once again called on artist Xavier Veilhan, as well as musician and producer Sebastien Tellier to stage her Chanel Fall/Winter 2022-2023 couture collection.
As a tribute to “Bijoux de diamants”, the first and only jewelry collection designed by Gabrielle Chanel, silhouettes are adorned with precious necklaces and draw their cuts and lengths from the models with round shoulders, square backs, and geometric patterns embroideries of the 1930s. “In this new collection, there are suits, long dresses like Mademoiselle Chanel imagined them in the 1930s: fitted to the body even if they have strong shoulders here, and pleated dresses like the wedding dress for instance. And lace too, inlaid, reworked, not embroidered, but repainted. The palette consists of bright green, khaki, beige, pink, lots of black and silver,” the designer explains. To break free from the very classical image of the looks, Virginie Viard spices up her proposal of cowboy boots as a direct reference to the equestrian world and to Charlotte Casiraghi, who opened the previous show on horseback.